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Mortlach 1997 SV

Overall rating 11 votes 85.44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
02.06.1997
Bottled
20.02.2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads
Casknumber
7172 + 7173
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15/178
Added on
14 Apr 2015 12:58 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.00

2 × in wishlist

27 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

4 Notes

The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Note
13 Sep 2017 10:45 am
The Macallan gave this whisky 85 points

Maltstock 2017


A fine Mortlach, enjoyed it in the outside of the venue.

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
08 Sep 2017 8:37 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

A bit oily (oilier than WB ID 65822). Oranges, almond, very faint vanilla, white pepper, with grapefruit giving it a soury edge. 

Taste

Creamy mouthfeel. Nutty (almonds), some menthol, honied vanilla, green apples, a wee bit sour (grapefruit peel). Prickly at the sides and tip of the tongue. 

Finish

Green apples coming more to the fore, lingering menthol, white pepper, some grassy tones. 

Comments

Not as accessible as WB ID 65822; a bit more astringent, less spicy and sweet. 84 points at first, but 85 when tasting back after a while (gaining a point in the palate). Tasted head to head on 08/04/2017 in a Mortlach 1997 SV "sister casks" tasting: 7170+7171 (WB ID 65822), 7172+7173 (WB ID 66877), 7179+7180 (WB ID 71944) and 7168+7169 (WB ID 78057). This one came out as the #3. Thanks KayMeertens, Daan Tje and WhiskyOss for swapping samples with me!  

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
07 Apr 2016 6:56 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
87
Presentation
83
My Collection
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
27 Mar 2016 9:16 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Apple, almond, honey and peanut. Also vanilla which gets stronger after a while.

Taste

Apple, almond, vanilla, peanut, citrus, orange and honey.

Finish

Almond, apple and a little peach.

Comments

Compared this to casks 7168 + 7169 and 7179 + 7180. This is the flattest one of the three.

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